On this page, I share the most useful resources I’ve found and use. These are affiliate links, meaning I earn a commission if you purchase anything, at no extra cost to you.
These featured resources include:
- Recommended reading
- Courses I’ve personally taken
- Tools to help manage your social media
- Website hosting
- The equipment I use
Books To Read
- Atomic Habits by James Clear.
- Enchantment by Guy Kawasaki.
- Boost Blog Traffic Ebook by TheSheApproach.
- Amazon Affiliate Affluence Ebook.
The Best Pinterest Course
I earn money from ad revenue on my blogs. But how do I get views? Pinterest!
Pinterest is a goldmine for traffic, but it can be a challenge to get started.
I personally took this course, and recommend it above all others. Why? It focuses on manual pinning and creating ‘fresh pins’, as well as teaching you how to optimise your Pinterest boards and profile. This means you can get brilliant results without paying for Tailwind.
Once you’re started with Pinterest, one way to speed up pin design is to use pre-made templates. I love these Viral Pin Templates for Canva by Blogging Babe. Canva is free and very easy to use.
If you’re looking to get started with affiliate marketing, I recommend signing up to Ultimate Bundles.
- They pay you 40% commission.
- Their ebook & course bundles range in genre, fitting many niches.
- New bundles are released often, and the flash sales are very popular.
- The content is valuable.
- Their online portal for affiliates is filled with information, webinars, promotion graphics and other resources to help you.
You’ve probably already heard of Skillshare, but in case you haven’t: it’s an online learning platform, filled with courses on pretty much any topic.
Skillshare’s courses are created by experts, and are incredibly useful.
You can learn all about SEO, digital marketing, and blogging with Skillshare. Alternatively, you could learn a new creative hobby like photography, music, or drawing.
For Blog Photography & Instagram
Presets by Lisa
I use several Lightroom presets for quick and easy photo editing. I find them particularly useful for maintaining an Instagram theme!
My favourites are from Presets by Lisa. You can get 30% off with the code STAYATHOME.
Maybe you don’t want to learn how to take high-quality photos? Don’t worry, there are many places to find professional stock photos online.
Unsplash is a great place to find free stock photos, I have some of my own uploaded there if you want to check them out. The downside to Unsplash is that because the photographs are free to use, often the best pictures can be found everywhere on the web.
You want your blog or small business website to stand out, right?
That’s where professional paid stock photos can come in handy.
Ivory Mix is a fantastic resource for paid high-quality stock photos, and they have VIP bundles available too.
Milotree. I use this for the little corner pop-ups you may see across my blog. These link to my Instagram and Pinterest. They definitely help convert viewers into followers, without being too intrusive! You can choose what you’d like to feature on your pop-up, from your Facebook Page to your email list subscription form!